Every playmakers dream is to run onto quick 2nd or 3rd phase ball, with a defense still trying to reset. This is why we run a 9 ball or 10 ball forward pod. To get over the gainline, perhaps split the defense into two sides of the ruck. If the 10 & 12 get the … More 2nd Phase Ball
When I first played rugby as a 6yr old boy, it was on dry winter afternoons, barefoot on the country club field in Winterton. My coach, usually a friend’s dad, picked our positions by 2 simplified factors: Big/ Slow boys played in the forwards. Small/ Fast boys played in the backs. Not much changed over … More How Do I Know My Best Position?
The 9, 10, & 12 are the Drivers of our attack. The 9 controls the “Tight” game. The 10 controls the “Flat” game. The 12 controls the “Wide” game. We play a series of options off the 9 at ruck time with the objective being to suck in the defense and prepare the way … More Tight, Flat, Wide Game Management
The perfect team and tactics only lasts for a season. But the friendships we form, and the culture we build with each other, lasts for a lifetime. Levels of intimacy and managing expectations: In any club most of us will have +-3 best friends, +-10 good friends, and +-30 team mates. We don’t have to … More The Relational Side of Rugby
The reality is that there is always someone more talented than you. But YOU have the full ability of maxing out your talent capacity through hard work. Forget about competing against someone else for a starting position. Instead take responsibility for creating the most excellent version of yourself. Focus on yourself, not your competitors. If … More Excellence mindset in a competitive environment